Video and Step-by-Step Tutorials: Inserting Thrums

Now that we know what thrums are, and how to make them, we're ready to insert them into our mittens!

The method is different depending on whether you are crocheting your mittens or knitting them.

Crochet Instructions

Marlaina Bird, the designer of the Thrummed Mittens in the Winter 2009 issue of Interweave Crochet, made a handy little video to show you exactly how thrums are done in Crochet Land.




If you have trouble watching the video above, click here to view it.



Knitting Instructions

I, Sandi Wiseheart, she of the cold fingers and mitten lust, have worked up a step-by-step photo tutorial for all you knitting fans out there. The pattern I am using is Jennifer Appleby's Thrummed Mittens pattern from our online store. (Making this tutorial was a good excuse to get started on my own pair of thrummed mittens, since Marlaina's crocheted ones have to be returned now that I've had a chance to study them.)

View my step-by-step photo tutorial

I hope you've enjoyed our week on "stuffed mitten making." I just love reaching inside these mittens and finding lots of tiny little sheep fluffs waiting for my poor cold hands. May your fingers and thumbs never shiver!

— Sandi




Links to Thrummed Mitten patterns

For knitters:
Thrummed Mittens by Jennifer Appleby
available in the pattern store

Thrummed Mittens by Rita Buchanan
Spin-Off, Winter 2001 (Subscribe here)

For crocheters:
Thrummed Mittens by Marlaina Bird
Interweave Crochet, Winter 2008 (Subscribe here)


This week's free pattern: Mittens Interrupted

Maybe thrums aren't your thing, but you still want a pair of easy, fun-to-make warm mittens. How about this pair by Interweave Knits editor Eunny Jang? With only two pattern rows, a simple slip-stitch pattern, and no hand shaping, you'll be tossing snowballs in no time.

Download Eunny Jang's Mittens Interrupted


Coming Soon—A New Online Community for Spinners!
An Invitation from Amy Clarke Moore, editor of Spin-Off magazine

Hi Knitting Daily—are you a spinner or always dreamed of becoming one? We’re working on the perfect place just for you—the Spin-Off website. We’re totally making it over with reader forums, spinning photos and videos, free how-to articles and projects, and much, much more. Stay tuned—we’ll be sending an invitation to come visit it soon! — Amy

Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily.

What's on Sandi's needles? I have finished one thrummed mitten! I used Jennifer Appleby's Thrummed Mittens pattern and the magic loop method, and these are the cutest, warmest mittens ever. One down, one more to go…


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